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Despite health and safety being a prime activity for unions,

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Stronger Unions is a news and comment blog about the UK trade union movement, managed by the TUC. We aim to be a central resource on the web for people wanting to find out about what unions are doing, and a community for people to contribute their own thoughts on developments for our movement.


Many vital rights at work in the UK are derived from EU law, guaranteeing things like paid leave entitlements, protections from being forced to work excessive hours, discrimination protections and rights for working mums-to-be. Following the UK vote to leave the European Union, we now have to decide what happens...
27 June 2016
Yorkshire and the Humber TUC campaign plan for 2016-17 is published.
22 June 2016
The TUC has today (Tuesday) welcomed the news that ministers are to drop controversial plans to allow police and intelligence agencies spy on union activity. TUC Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak said: “We are pleased these proposals have been dropped, following a sustained campaign by unions and opposition MPs. State-sponsored...
07 June 2016
As part of the Committee on the Application of Standards’ consideration of the UK Trade Union Act 2016, Amanda Brown, NUT Assistant General Secretary and UK worker delegate to the Committee made the following speech.
07 June 2016
As part of the Committee on the Application of Standards’ consideration of the UK Trade Union Act 2016, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions President George Nkiwane made the following speech.
07 June 2016
As part of the Committee on the Application of Standards’ consideration of the UK Trade Union Act 2016, CGIL international officer Silvana Cappuccio, Italian worker delegate to the ILO made the following speech.
07 June 2016
As part of the Committee on the Application of Standards’ consideration of the UK Trade Union Act 2016, Jeff Sissons from the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) made the following speech.
07 June 2016
As part of the Committee on the Application of Standards’ consideration of the UK Trade Union Act 2016, Ruwan Subasinghe from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) made the following speech.
07 June 2016
Everything you need to know about starting a job, time off, pay, problems at work and much more. Written by employment experts at the TUC, the fifth edition (2016) of this popular book contains new sections on maternity and paternity rights, equality law, carer’s leave, flexible working, agency working and...
27 May 2016
New figures for trade union membership published today (Monday) by the Office for National Statistics, show that the overall number of trade union members has increased. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s great news that more people are part of a trade union. Joining a trade union is the...
23 May 2016

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